Nia White Belt Training
January 6, 2013 To be Determined in to be determined
About the Nia White Belt
The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.
Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training - which is dedicated to the craft of teaching - at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.
Meet the Trainer
Notes About this Training
Start: Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 8:00 am
End: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 5:00 pm
The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness.
Personal Path: Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.
Professional Path: If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching
You Will Learn:
To connect deeply with your self: body, mind, emotions and spirit.
To develop your somatic awareness and body literacy.
Nia’s 52 Moves: movement detail and variety for conditioning & self-healing.
Nia's practice for developing listening skills & music appreciation.
The practice of RAW: Relaxed, Alert, Waiting.
To stimulate movement creativity using Nia’s eight stages of FreeDance.
The Body's Way: Nia’s foundation for movement & physical conditioning.
Functional biomechanics of your base , core, & upper extremities.
To listen to your body sensations and move Your Body's Way.
How to "create the space" and remove undesired distractions.
How to create an ideal learning environment with the Energy Allies.
To activate your "witness" for stimulating creativity, healing, & change.
How to sense your body, and communicate what you sense.
How to create a sacred livelihood based on your true desires.
The Nia lifestyle practices of Dancing Through Life & Living Meditation.
To stay inspired, curious, and fascinated through perceiving Life As Art.
To integrate Nia's nine forms: Jazz Dance, Duncan Dance, Modern Dance, Aikido, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, The Alexander Technique, The Work of Moshe Feldenkrais® and Yoga, for holistic fitness, nervous system conditioning, expression, & adaptability.
Foundational skills for teaching Nia.
The $1599 Price Includes
7 days, including 55+ hours of body, mind, spirit somatic education
200+ page White Belt manual
Access to the Nia's online Community Forum
Nia White Belt (upon graduation)
Nia Certificate of Completion
Optional Livelihood Package
Upon completion of the White Belt Intensive, if you would like monthly ongoing continuing education at home, or if you would like to teach Nia in a class or professional setting, you may do so by purchasing the Nia Livelihood Package for $520, renewed annually.
We will begin promptly at 1:00 PM on Monday. In general, Tuesday-Saturday sessions will begin at 7:30 AM and wind down at 6:30 PM, with a 60-min. lunch break to refuel and recharge. The training will conclude promptly at noon on Sunday. (Schedule is subject to change.) The Intensive consists of ~60 hours of somatic education, incorporating a beautiful blend of movement and interactive teachings. A detailed schedule will be provided the first evening.
Can "I" Do This?
Yes, absolutely - you can do this! In Nia, we follow the Feel-Good Principle: "If it feels good, keep doing it. If it doesn't, tweak it until it feels good to you!" Nia is adaptable for all ages, fitness levels, and experience levels. In Nia, we highly encourage and celebrate uniqueness and personal empowerment. Go ahead - do it your way - and make the week the perfect intensity for you. No experience is necessary. Trust that you can do this! I invite you to join us for an amazing week of sophisticated Nia education, movement magic, and self-discovery.
Housing for this White Belt are on a first come first serve basis. Please inquire with Vivi Kraft at firstname.lastname@example.org.